Selena Gomez Experienced Emotional Abuse with Justin Bieber

Kyle Holmes

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber

While in recent relationships with Justin Bieber, Famous musician Selena Gomez says that she experienced emotional abuse. “I’ve found the strength in it. It’s dangerous to stay in a victim mentality. And I’m not being disrespectful. I do feel I was a victim to certain abuse.” This is what Gomez said in an interview with NPR about her on-again/off-again relationship with Justin. When they asked if the abuse can be categorized as “Emotional Abuse” she said that is correct. According to the National Coalition against Domestic Violence defines emotional or psychological abuse as a pattern of abuse that can include manipulation, verbal abuse, rejection, bullying and intimidation. Selena Gomez didn’t go into detail about what form of emotional abuse she allegedly suffered.The NCADV says “It often includes gaslighting, a form of manipulation whereby a person makes their partner question their ability to trust themselves and their perception of reality. Bieber hasn’t yet released a statement regarding Selena’s interview, but he revealed in an Instagram post in September that he “started doing heavy drugs at the age 19 and he has been abusing all his relationships”.